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Events Roundup: What to Do This October in The Palm Beaches

From farmers markets and art events to kid-friendly activities and Halloween festivities, here is our events roundup for October 2023!

The Art of Bonsai Workshop, Delray Beach

Dates: Sundays, Oct 2, 9, 26, 23, 30

Time:

  • Beginners – 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Intermediate – 9 am – 12 pm

Bonsai means “a tree in a tray.” The art of bonsai creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. Students of bonsai learn to artfully trim and train a tree in a container. For a list of required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

Cost: $100 (Morikami Members $90)

Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

The Art of Bonsai Workshop
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Mori Stories: The Magic Rice Paddle, Delray Beach

Dates & Time: October 6, 1:00 pm

Join the Morikami for a  comical tale in which an old woman escapes from the Oni. Her escape is aided by a magic rice paddle, which also helps her feed poor hungry neighbors.

Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission).

Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

First Friday Art Walk, Delray Beach

Date & Time: October 6, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday Art Walk is a night for strolling and discovering the vibrant art scene in Downtown Delray Beach through a self-guided tour of Art Galleries & Studios, with pop-up live music throughout the downtown & performances at the Old School Square Amphitheatre!

As you explore the Downtown area, you’ll also encounter delightful surprises along the way. Live performances, street musicians, and captivating installations will enhance your journey, making the Art Walk an all-encompassing sensory experience. Whether you’re a seasoned art connoisseur or simply appreciate the beauty and expression found in artistic endeavors, the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Delray Beach is an event not to be missed. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, discover the incredible talent of South Florida’s local artists, and celebrate the power of creativity in this captivating cultural extravaganza!

Location: Downtown Delray Beach: 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

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Sukkot At The Square With Downtown Jewish, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: October 6, 12 pm – 4 pm

Downtown Jewish WPB will bring the joy of Sukkot, the mitzvah of Lulav and Etrog to The Square. Visit their sukkah along Rosemary Avenue to celebrate through traditional song, dance, prayer, and enlightening lessons. No advanced registration is required.

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Sukkot At The Square
Courtesy of The Square

Big Shots for Autism, Delray Beach

Date & Time: October 7, 6 pm (concert begins at 7:30 pm)

If you’re all in the mood for a melody – and feeling alright about helping others – you won’t want to miss Big Shots For Autism: a benefit concert for Potentia Academy, featuring The Turnstiles – The Ultimate Tribute to the music of Billy Joel.

Get tickets.

Location: The Amphitheatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

West Palm Beach GreenMarket

Date: Weekly on Saturdays starting on Saturday, October 7, 9 am – 1 pm.

There it GROWS again! The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is growing – again! Save the date for the return of the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, which will feature 125 vendors – making the 2023 – 2024 season the largest season opener yet! Vendors will sell various products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, coffees and teas, flowers and plants, homemade specialty items, desserts and treats, and so much more.

Key October GreenMarket dates:

  • Weekly Workshops Check out wpb.org/events for more info on the GreenMarket’s weekly workshops, designed to teach attendees market-related skills in a fun and social setting.
  • October 28 – Pet Costume Contest – suggested $10 donation (100% of proceeds go to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League)

Location: Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Taste of The Square, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: October 12, 5:30-8:30 pm: VIP: 6-8:30 pm: General Admission

Taste of The Square returns on October 12th, 2023, transforming the urban oasis into a gastronomic celebration offering ticket holders curated bites from nearly 20 restaurants alongside live music, pop-up bar, and a special VIP experience that includes early access and two beverages. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the event supports Promise Fund of Florida, a non-profit that aims to prevent the unnecessary progression of breast and cervical cancer, with a donation of 100 percent of the net proceeds.

The palate-pleasing evening event will showcase the talents of The Square’s celebrated chefs preparing appetizers, entrees and dessert samplings. In addition, event-goers will enjoy live music, bar, an artist-led Pumpkin Painting Experience benefiting Promise Fund of Florida, an interactive installation provided by Discover The Palm Beaches offering photo-worthy moments and more.

Get tickets.

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Taste of the square
Courtesy of The Square

JoJo’s Farmers Market, Delray Beach

Date & Time: October 13, 9 am – 2 pm

This farmers market includes produce, food trucks, artisan and craft vendors, food vendors, coffee, children, pet vendors, and more. Come early and join a free fitness class​ with AWAT The Fitness Truck (starting at 9:15 am), and a free yoga classwith Rachele Greene at 10 am.

Location: Lake Biwa Pavilion, 16800 Jog Road Delray Beach, FL 33446

Screen on the Green, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: October 13, 79 pm. 

Screen on the Green transforms the West Palm Beach Waterfront into a theater under the stars. Join a family-friendly movies featuring both classic films and newer flicks from the spectacular vantage of the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach.

October Film Feature: Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania (PG).

Location: Waterfront – The Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

 Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania (PG).

Oktoberfest, Lake Worth Beach

Dates & Time: Oct 13-15, Oct 20-22, check out the schedule here.

Dine on authentic meals of bratwurst and schnitzel; sip imported and domestic beers, schnapps, 30 different types of liquor; and listen to entertainment by two original Oktoberfest bands direct from Germany. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment with arts and crafts, carnival and games, folk-dancing, vendor displays and souvenirs.

Get tickets.

Location: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33463.

Sunday on the Waterfornt, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: October 15, 4 – 7 pm

Sunday on the Waterfront is the coolest scene in downtown West Palm Beach! Held every third Sunday each month from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Meyer Amphitheatre (104 Datura Street), this concert series provides an ideal setting for good times and great entertainment. Listen to the hottest acts around against our spectacular waterfront backdrop. This is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon.

October Band Feature: Britain’s Finest (Duran Duran and David Bowie Tributes).

Location: Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Sado: The Way of Tea, Delray Beach

Date & Time: October 15, 12 pm, 1:30 pm or 3 pm

Observe Japanese sadō, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sadō — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of matcha green tea and a sweet will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.

Cost: $5 with paid museum admission.

Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Sado: The Way of Tea - Morikami class
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Norton Open Studio at The Square, West Palm Beach

Date & Time: October 19, 5-8 pm

Norton Open Studio at The Square is a bi-monthly class taught by a local artist curated by the Norton Museum of Art. Each event has a different activity and theme. All ages welcome. Children should have a parent or adult guardian to work with and should not be unattended.

Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Kids at the Norton open studio
Courtesy of The Square

Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach

Dates & Time: Thursdays, 6 pm – 9 pm

Clematis By Night is a highly popular, award-winning weekly concert series. It’s the place to be for great music, mouth-watering foods, and great times with family and friends.

Schedule:

  • October 5: The Flyers (Rock)
  • October 12:  Luis Manuel & The Charambo Band (Classic Salsa & Cuban Son)
  • October 19: Making Faces (Rock, Reggae & Funk)
  • Clematis by Fright — October 26: The Spazmatics (’80s Cover Band)

Location: Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Delray Green Market, Delray Beach

Dates & Time: Saturdays, starting from October 21, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Delray GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination. At the GreenMarket you’ll find more than 50+ vendors featuring Palm Beach County farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare along with live musical entertainment each week.

Location: Old School Square, 96 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Art & Jazz on the Avenue, Delray Beach

Dates & Time: October 25, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Art & Jazz on the Avenue is our signature outdoor event in Downtown Delray with live music, live art, kids activities and dancing in the street! Art & Jazz embodies the energy and vibe of our Village by the Sea. The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority created Art  & Jazz on the Avenue in the 1990’s to bring people to Downtown Delray and showcase our unique, local businesses.

Location: Downtown Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Full Moon Silent Disco & Cacao Ceremony, Singer Island

Date & Time: October 28, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Flow freely with on the beach dance floor under the light of the full moon. Listen to your body, explore moving in new ways, and experience the incredible benefits that this embodiment practice can bring. The full moon marks a time for clearing patterns that no longer serve us and renewing our intentions and commitments to ourselves. This therapeutic ecstatic dance experience gives you the opportunity to embody what you are stepping in to and release what’s not serving you on the dance floor.

Get tickets.

Location: Singer Island Beach, 2401 N Ocean Ave Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

Boynton Beach Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash, Halloween Haunt, Boynton Beach

Date & Time: October 28-29
Join in the good cheer as merry pirates and mermaids hoist the Jolly Roger above Ocean Avenue in Boynton Beach for the Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash, Halloween Haunt. But beware, swashbuckling adventures await all who enter this otherworldly street party in The Palm Beaches. 
It’s all-day entertainment with live music, pirate reenactments, magic shows, children’s activities, and interactive mermaid tanks. But there will be more when bands of buccaneers come for an epic invasion when hearties do the wheel of death, or you partake in the treasure hunt. And to refresh no need to plunder, because tasty food and beverage booths are found throughout Pirate Fest.

Location: East Ocean Avenue & Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.

Boynton Beach Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash
Courtesy of Boynton Beach Pirate Fest

Unicorn World, West Palm Beach

Dates & Time: October 28-29, 9 am – 5:30 pm

Life-sized unicorns, a magical forest, and a fun-filled day of unicorn activities + rides for the whole family!

At Unicorn World, you’ll be immersed in the magical world of unicorns. From meeting our unique, animatronic unicorns, to exploring the enchanted forest, to unicorn themed arts and crafts and much, much more! Unicorn World will be like nothing you have experienced before!

Come enjoy a day of family fun and experience the magic of Unicorn World for yourself!

Get tickets.

Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

The Timbertech Championship, Boca Raton

Dates & Time: October 30 – November 5

The TimberTech Championship brings together golfing legends and past acclaimed players for an exciting event. This year, the tournament takes place at the Broken Sound Club’s Old Course. As part of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, the TimberTech Championship attracts the top 54 players in the 50-and-older circuit. Beyond being a spectator event, it also includes men and women’s Pro-Am tournaments, putting contests, and clinics. Spectators can enjoy the action from skyboxes and preferred seating. Furthermore, the TimberTech Championship is committed to sustainability as a Zero Waste event. Trash is not sent to landfills, and some waste is repurposed for TimberTech’s environmentally sustainable outdoor products, reflecting their dedication to eco-friendly practices.

Location: 2401 Willow Springs Dr, Boca Raton, FL 33496.

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